Medical Massage Seminar in Riverside, CA January 24-26, 2020

For training in individual MM protocols, Day of ‘Introduction to MM’ is required.
No pre-requirements to register for your first Day of ‘Introduction to MM’ or for ‘MM Techniques’ Day.


Presenter: Dr. Ross Turchaninov, MD, PhD, LMT

24 Medical Massage CEs approved by NCBTMB

Location:   Whole Body Wellness Center is what to google to find our wonderful host, Somatherapy.  Somatherapy is at 6391 Magnolia Ave. Suite 13, Riverside, CA 92506.  Parking is easy.  Call Marlene 951-312-4831 for local information.  Ontario Airport is 22 miles from Riverside and 67 miles from LAX.  Great B&B’s in the area for $40-$50; Econo Lodge Inn & Suites is $70 – $90; Days Inn Riverside Tyler Mall is $75 – $90;UCR Comfort Inn University is $90 – $105. 

Dates:   Friday, Saturday & Sunday January 24, 25 & 26, 2020

Hours:   9:00 am to 6:00 pm all three days

Friday:   Introduction to Medical Massage from Theory to Application

Saturday: Hands-on training for Chronic Middle Back Pain / Intercostal Nerve Neuralgia

Sunday:   Hands-on MEDICAL MASSAGE PROTOCOL for Osteoarthritis (OA)

Registration Fee:  $550 for all three days.  If you’ve already attended a SOMI 3-day seminar you can select any day, 2-days is $370, 1-day is $185


Friday:  Introduction to Medical Massage from Theory to Application. 

This day of lecture stimulates and challenges the mind opening your professional horizon to the clinical application of Medical Massage.  The goal is to build a mental vision of the Medical Massage Concept based on the best scientific data with complete resource support. 

Saturday:  Chronic Middle Back Pain / Intercostal Nerve Neuralgia.      

Today all the pieces of the puzzle will fall into place.  Using hands-on training we establish a logical understanding of the scientifically based pattern of soft tissue rehabilitation using the Medical Massage Concept.  The second you experience the “aha” moment you will begin to use the same pattern over and over to formulate MEDICAL MASSAGE PROTOCOLs for more than 70 of the most common somatic disorders explained in SOMI publications and shown in the Video Library.

Hands-on training will focus on Chronic Middle Back Pain/ Rhomboid Muscle Syndrome and Intercostal Nerve Neuralgia/Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.  We focus on anatomy and physiology of Rhomboid Muscles and Intercostal Nerves.

Sunday:  MEDICAL MASSAGE PROTOCOL for Osteoarthritis (OA)                  

Using hands-on training you will cover the management of Osteoarthritis (OA) using Medical Massage Therapy.  General principles of therapy are discussed using the knee OA as an example but we will also cover individual differences of OA in other major joints.  This class covers evaluation of the soft tissues which requires adjusted treatment protocols for cases of OA and OA-like symptoms.


Author, teacher and physician Dr. Ross Turchaninov is the founder of The Science of Massage Institute (SOMI) and is recognized as America’s leading expert in scientifically based Medical Massage therapy.  He has published more than 50 articles in medical journals and authored three books, including Medical Massage, Volume I Second Edition, considered the authority on Medical Massage in America.  His institute has analyzed and distilled the last 100 years of clinical trials from throughout the Western World to bring you incontrovertible evidenced based learning at the highest level. 

We guarantee that every technique and protocol is backed by scientific clinical data.  You will have personal instruction from Dr. Turchaninov as well as daily communication through FORUM.  SOMI also developed a Video Library containing videos of evaluation of the pathology with every step of all 70 protocol treatments that make practicing Medical Massage easy and exciting – even after the seminar is over!

This CEU training and the 1,000 resources that SOMI Medical Massage is based on have been tested by Saybrook University and are now being successfully used in major hospitals and Medical Institutions such as Barrow Neurological Institute and Dignity Health, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.  

You will receive an outline and course materials with resources in a comprehensive Training Guide.  When you register for the seminar, you’ll be sent an email notice that the billing went through plus a confirmation providing seminar details.  Books will be available to examine and/or purchase.

We have some great questions that have been answered not only on the SEMINAR page but in FAQs, upper right.  In THE JOURNAL OF MASSAGE SCIENCE, you have layers of information with SEARCH to look up almost any Medical Massage subject.  To receive information from SOMI register under FREE REGISTRATION at www.scienceofmassage.com. If you want to talk to someone in the office, call or email (602) 953-2945, maryp.science@cox.net.


The Master Medical Massage program requires 96 hours of SOMI training.  Every class you have ever taken from The Science of Massage Institute will count.

  • 2 days of Introduction to Medical Massage, Lecture
  • 1 day of Hands-on Techniques for Medical Massage
  • 9 days of a variety of Hands-on Focus Subjects
  • Plus, two 4-hour personal classes with Dr. Ross.
      • The first class “How to Evaluate Your Clients Condition” may be taken as soon as you have finished your first weekend class with us. It will be held the day prior to the weekend seminar.  It will be of value to you to have taken a Medical Massage Techniques day.  Everyone loves this class so you can track the pain so you’re treating the actual source of the innervation. 
      • The second of the 4-hour required classes for CMMP is “Ask, Show & Tell” so you ask the questions and Dr. Ross will Show & Tell you the answers. This class is usually held in the afternoon of the day prior to the seminar.  You can take this class on the same weekend that will fulfill your final requirements for CMMP training.   


Call the office to register for either of these two, 4-hour personal classes with Dr. Ross.   

For more information about the CMMP program go to www.scienceofmassage.com and click CERTIFICATION tab.  Click the red FAQ button, upper right also.  This is first come, first served, so contact the SOMI office to confirm the times and reserve your spot, (602) 953-2945, maryp.science@cox.net